Monday, February 26, 2018

Practicing Proper Bicycle Safety

Spring and Summer are fast approaching and as we begin to take part in our favorite spring and summertime activities we need to take a minute to think safety. Begin this summer by being a safety “role model” for all around you.

According to Safe Kids Worldwide properly-fitted helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent – yet less than half of children 14 and under usually wear a bike helmet. Here are some of the ways to reduce the risk of injury and death while biking.

1.   Make sure your bike is properly fitted and in good working condition. A spring tune up is always a good idea.

2.   Wear a properly fit helmet on EVERY ride (this includes skating and scooting). Wearing a properly fitted helmet is your insurance policy protecting you from a potentially disabling or fatal traumatic brain injury.  Use the following checklist to ensure a proper fit:
a.       EYES check: Position the helmet on your head. Look up and you should see the bottom rim of the helmet. The rim should be one to two finger-widths above the eyebrows.
b.      EARS check: Make sure the straps of the helmet form a "V" under your ears when buckled. The strap should be snug but comfortable.
c.       MOUTH check: Open your mouth as wide as you can. Do you feel the helmet hug your head? If not, tighten those straps and make sure the buckle is flat against your skin.

3.   Make yourself visible. Fluorescent colors and reflectors make you more visible to motorists. If you are riding at night, ALWAYS remember a light.

4.   Follow the rules of the road. Because your bike has wheels, you follow the same rules as a car does. Ride with traffic and obey the rules as if you were a car. Parents, ride with your children until you feel comfortable they can maneuver through traffic on their own. Test their skills by taking them out for a road test.

5.   Stay focused and alert to your surroundings. Make certain that you see motorists and they see you. Eye contact is key to safety!

6.   Enjoy the ride! Biking is an excellent form of exercise for the whole family.

Watch the following video on how to ensure a proper fit.
Make it a safe day!

Job Announcement: Public Works Operations Manager

The Village is seeking a Public Works Operations Manager to provide the Village professional management, organization, and supervisory direction for the street maintenance and fleet management divisions. This position works closely with the Utilities Manager and under the direction of the Director of Public Works. This highly motivated individual will be assigned a variety of responsibilities to meet the key strategic goals of the Village related to our Public Works Department. The primary focus of the position will be to systematically develop and implement planning, operations, and maintenance activities for our streets, right-of-ways, and fleet. The position will assist the Director and provide for the management of the Village’s $4 million street maintenance and construction budget and a Village fleet valued at nearly $3 million. This person will also be instrumental in our implementation of a five-year capital improvement plan of $12 million.

The Village is seeking a candidate with strong communication and leadership skills to work in a team environment, that is detail oriented, and has a proven track record in personnel management, maintenance planning, and fleet management. The candidate will provide direction to staff related to the maintenance of the Village streets and rights of way, work with contractors to construct improvements, provide materials tracking, control and purchasing, and advise the Director on public works related issues. The preferred candidate will possess an Associate’s Degree in engineering, fleet management, or closely related field, have five years of progressively responsible experience in a similar field, including at least five years of progressively responsible supervisory experience related to municipal public works and fleet management.

Salary range $55,000-$70,000 DOQ. For more information about the Village of Bellevue and to view a complete job description, click here. Send cover letter and resume with at least three professional references, along with salary history to or mail to Village of Bellevue, Attn: Human Resources, 2828 Allouez Ave, Green Bay, WI 54311. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2018.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Last Chance to Sign up for Village of Bellevue Citizen's Academy

Have you wanted to get more involved in your local government? Always wanted to learn about how things run and work in your community? The 2018 Bellevue Citizen's Academy is a great place to start.

The goals of the academy are to provide an educational experience for participants at the same time offering an opportunity for residents and business owners to ask questions and to present their ideas. For many participants this opportunity will lead to an increase in community involvement and volunteerism.

Participants will attend one evening per night over a period of six weeks. Sessions will last approximately an hour and a half. Village staff will facilitate the sessions and provide in-depth information on administration, local government, law enforcement, fire protection, public works, budget/finance, community development, and parks/recreation/forestry.

The academy is no cost to participants due to the generous donation received from the Guyette Family who have supported the academy since its inception.

Those who complete the program will have their achievement acknowledged by receiving their certificate of completion at a graduation ceremony held during a Village Board meeting. The Village understands this is a time commitment and if there is a reason for missing one or two sessions we are happy to still accept you as a student.

Class Dates: March 8, March 15, March 29, April 5, April 12, April 19, and April 25 graduation at the Village Board Meeting.

All classes start at 6:00 p.m.  Graduation night will be held at 5:30 p.m.  Classes are held at the Village Hall/Public Safety Building at 3100 Eaton Road and one class will be held at the Village Public Works Building at 2828 Allouez Ave.

Village residency is required and registration is completed on-line through the Village Online Recreation Registration program or in-person at the Village Office (2828 Allouez Ave.). Registration for the Citizen's Academy will close on Friday, February 23.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

2018 Village of Bellevue Community Survey

Time is running out to take our survey. Have you given us your opinion yet? The Village of Bellevue is asking you to answer our Resident Community Survey. The Village wants to incorporate your input into policy and a strategic plan that will affect the entire Village, and that input is being collected through this survey.

Your answers here will be used by elected officials and Village staff to analyze the effects of and make changes to current Village programs and services.We need your input to best serve you, our citizens. Take the survey today and let us know what you think.

2018 Bellevue Community Survey

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Spring Primary Election, February 20

The Spring Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, February 20. 

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Village polling locations.  For more information, please contact the Village Clerk at 468-5225 or visit My Vote Wisconsin.